Gardens & Landscapes

Posts about urban or rural landscaping

Trees, Climate Change & our Landscapes…

I’ve been doing a lot of research since writing my blog post on trans-migrational landscapes, my theory on how we have to adapt our natural environments – or rather, help them adapt – to combat the rapidly increasing effects of climate change.  It’s not going to be easy; right now I’m not sure if we

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Trans-migrational Landscapes -a survival strategy for the world?

With the climate shifting now so rapidly that we cannot foresee what the future may bring – or rather, with an ever increasing certainty of life as we know it struggling to survive – do we need a new approach to our understanding and management of our natural landscapes?  I think this will become inevitable

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Building Bio-Systems – it should be an all-out War (effort)

I gave a talk last week on Internal Bio-Systems for buildings, to eFIG, the European Federation of Interiors Group (http://www.efig.eu.com/) which was reported on swiftly by Horticulture Week .  They picked up on my use of the phrase “war-footing” for the kind of response levels needed to deal with the issues at hand.  Why?  Well,

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Vertical Hydroponics

I’ve just put up a revamped article on  vertical hydroponics http://www.marklaurence.com/articles/vertical_hydroponics.html which I first published on the Biotecture website.  I put it here because it’s relevant – even accounting for commercial bias – to the understanding of urban greening.  Actually, it’s not biased; my trialling and efforts simply showed that hydroponics work better, are more

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Have yer landscape and eat it…

I’ve just posted up an article on edible landscapes, which originally appeared on my old site, thedesignodgardens.com.  I want to gradually update and re-write some of my better stuff from there, so this is a start and an important one, for it shows the direct link between gardens and sustainability – that S word… you

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